Thank you for your interest in having me speak at your event. I’m available to speak at film festivals, writers conferences, church, community, and women’s events throughout the southeast and the midwest United States. In addition, if you’re looking for something a little different, check out my Message, Meal, and a Movie events.
Below you can see a list of possible topics, but I’m more than willing to tailor a presentation specifically for your event. I’ll also work with your budget and do everything I can to make it happen for you.
Here’s my schedule for 2018.
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Message, Meal, and a Movie Events
Message, Meal, and a Movie events combine a message that ties in with one of our movies and is tailored to meet the needs of your church. You provide a meal, and we’ve got a great outreach event that you can use to reach the community or just a special time for your church family. We’ve done a lot of these, and they look different at each church. It can be a potluck or covered dish, a barbeque, a fish fry, or an elegant catered meal. I can talk before or after the meal and can go as long or as short as you need.
I’ve got to tell you, this is my favorite! I love the opportunity to share from my heart, providing personal stories about God at work in the making of the movies, then enjoying one-on-one conversations during our meal, and concluding with a movie screening specially selected for the event.
Summer of ’67 – Inspired by real-life events, Summer of ’67 brings to life the turbulent times of the sixties and the struggles faced by the men and women impacted by the Vietnam War. Three women face the question of whether or not their man will return, and, if he does, will life as they know it ever be the same? This is especially suited for Veterans ministries, multigenerational events, or senior adult groups.
Providence – Love needs no words in this silent love story about a couple who meet as children, but it takes forty years for their friendship to blossom into a romance. Talks can focus on waiting for God’s timing, finding God’s love in the midst of tragedy, or the power of persistent prayers. As a love story, this is a perfect choice for Valentine’s or any couples or date night events.
The Good Book – A Bible is passed along to strangers impacting the lives of seven of those individuals. Talks can focus on evangelism, trusting God through trials, or seeing others through God’s eyes.
Speaking Topics for Writer’s Conferences
Screenwriting 101– An introduction to the art and technique of writing for film. This is perfect for anyone who’s dreamed of writing a screenplay but has no previous experience.
Screenwriting 202 – An advanced screenwriting class geared for those writers who know the basics but want to know how to give their scripts an added edge.
Turning Your Book Into a Screenplay – You’ve got this great book, but now how do you translate it to show well on the big screen? Learn the differences between storytelling for books and storytelling for film. Discover the fun of showing a story and see how that can help in the telling of a story.
Visual Storytelling – Mise-en-scene is a film term that refers to the visual theme of a movie. In this class, I show how to apply the film techniques of cast, costume, composition, color, and creativity to your book in order to take it to a new level.
Speaking Topics for Film Events
Visual Storytelling – After writing and directing two silent feature films, Sharon learned how to tell a story without using a line of dialogue and applies that knowledge to a traditional movie. Once you master visual storytelling, your scripts will take on a whole new level.
How to Give Your Microbudget Movie a Million Dollar Look – Sharon teaches how to use casting, costumes, composition, and creativity to give your low budget movie a Hollywood look.
Marketing for Movies –
Branding From the Beginning – how you set the tone from the first casting notice;
When Talent Isn’t Enough – how to get the cast involved in promoting the movie;
Ready, Set, Share – how to build awareness through the filming process;
Keeping the Excitement – how to market during the dry phase of post-production;
We’ve Got a Date – how to build momentum leading up to release date;
Keep it Going – how to keep marketing when you’ve long lost enthusiasm
Speaking Topics for Women’s Events
First Fruits – How often do we give God our leftovers and wonder why He’s not blessing us? Sharon challenges women to stop settling for mediocrity and instead commit to giving God nothing less than first fruits.
Adam’s Rib and a Pillar of Salt – A fun and entertaining look at the roles of women in the Bible and how we can find our own place in the modern world.
It Only Takes a Spark – Throughout history, women have made amazing contributions. Receive inspiration and encouragement as we talk about humble women who have gone on to achieve greatness.
(Note: The above sessions can be combined for a What About the Women? weekend retreat.)
Lottie Moon – An in-depth look at the woman behind the offering. Discover why this 4’3″ turn of the century woman is still relevant to today’s church.